Short, potent lessons on living the yoga and Buddhist paths in the midst of everyday life—by teacher Michael Stone.
These fresh, intimate teachings by innovative dharma and yoga teacher Michael Stone offer essential wisdom for living with compassion and responsiveness in the midst of everyday life in an imbalanced world.
Stone reminds us in a clear and encouraging way that as we turn wholeheartedly toward what is, with our bodies, hearts, and minds, we discover innate resilience and enliven our creative ability to respond. Practice, he shows, is always both internal and external.
"This captivating book offers creative ways to inhabit both our contemplative practice and the many tributaries of practice that feed our lives. Each chapter is redolent of Michael’s wisdom and personhood: artful storyteller, humorous and down-to-earth teacher, father and husband and sangha leader. His words embody his intimacy with life and passion for social change, and contain valuable seeds that will sprout anew with each reading. Highly recommended for meditators, yogis, activists, and anyone who wishes to know themselves more deeply.”—Bo Forbes, PsyD, author of Yoga for Emotional Balance
Michael Stone (1974-2017) was a prominent and innovative Buddhist teacher, yogi, psychotherapist, and author. He was the founder and director of the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of yoga and Buddhist practitioners based in Toronto, and he taught widely. He continues to have a large international following. He is the author of The Inner Tradition of Yoga, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind, and Awake in the World.